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Building a sport luxury interior + other mods by Chris_86GT
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Report this Post09-09-2009 07:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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do not give up! Bump! :-)


Painting of the car is delaying me; it’s not easy to find the same stuff for paint and repairs here in Greece…
For the interior I hope by the end of the month I will be able to start working on it again.
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With the primer on it starts to show gooood....



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Ye Ole bumpola......
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Report this Post10-17-2009 05:13 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ghost187xSend a Private Message to ghost187xEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
hey you are doing a good job! i admire your work.
ok the interior you are chasing after is from aston martin? is it the vanquish?


BUMP! dont give up on us

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hey you are doing a good job! i admire your work.
ok the interior you are chasing after is from aston martin? is it the vanquish?


BUMP! dont give up on us



Yes, it's the aston martin rapide.
I haven t finished painting yet... lack of free time... Working again on the interior estimated mid to late November
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Any Updates?
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Any Updates?


This week I will finish with the exterior fiberglass parts (I gave the first set to Kostarossa), so new stuff to show from December...
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Report this Post11-26-2009 04:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for IVANNATINKLEClick Here to Email IVANNATINKLESend a Private Message to IVANNATINKLEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
bump for updates and picturesss!!!! make molds ill buy the parts lol
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Report this Post12-05-2009 12:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for GT86FASTBACKClick Here to Email GT86FASTBACKSend a Private Message to GT86FASTBACKEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey! Dont leave us hungry for more!!! Any updates?
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Report this Post12-07-2009 08:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Ok ok I will post some pics of the current progress to feed your appetite... lol
But nothing really new to report... Now I am making all the necessary corrections to the fresh parts... my plan is to finish primer this weekend
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Report this Post12-07-2009 12:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MileHighFieroClick Here to Email MileHighFieroSend a Private Message to MileHighFieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Where did you get those rockers?

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Where did you get those rockers?

Jamison


I have built them myself.
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Report this Post12-14-2009 02:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ghost187xSend a Private Message to ghost187xEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
bump !!! lets see your success!! i cant wait to see everything finished!! hehe
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Report this Post12-14-2009 02:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IVANNATINKLEClick Here to Email IVANNATINKLESend a Private Message to IVANNATINKLEEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
agreed those look great...
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Are the side panels all fiberglass molded off the originals that you modified, or are they modified originals? You are really making some nice changes! I mess around with fiberglass and have had allot of issues once the piece is finished and it gets in the sun on hot days! The pieces lose there mirror like finish and you can tell it is fiberglass because of the waves that appear. The larger the piece the worse it is. Are you using polyester or epoxt resin? Thanks and keep up the great work!
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Originally posted by bushman-65:

Are the side panels all fiberglass molded off the originals that you modified, or are they modified originals? You are really making some nice changes! I mess around with fiberglass and have had allot of issues once the piece is finished and it gets in the sun on hot days! The pieces lose there mirror like finish and you can tell it is fiberglass because of the waves that appear. The larger the piece the worse it is. Are you using polyester or epoxt resin? Thanks and keep up the great work!


All the modified parts are fiberglass molded off the originals. I am using vinyl ester resin. How thick are yours? Mine are around 3mm to 4mm; does the thickness count for the wave effect you mention on the hot days?
I am new to this and I don’t have any experience on fiberglassing, so any info will be great.

Chris

*********** EDIT ***********
I measured the thickness it’s 2mm – 2.5mm and in some areas 3mm.

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Report this Post01-12-2010 03:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Nothing really new, but I am getting closer…

This was the final test fitting of the new parts before primer


And the sanding begins… 400 – 800 – 1500 wet sand paper


******** Edit to fix a broken link ********

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Whoa... you don't want to get it that smooth before paint. Any kind of paint you use is going to need some 'bite' from the primer. I use 400 grit paper myself. Some guys use 320, but I think that is a bit too rough.
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Whoa... you don't want to get it that smooth before paint. Any kind of paint you use is going to need some 'bite' from the primer. I use 400 grit paper myself. Some guys use 320, but I think that is a bit too rough.



I am going to paint the car red; I have bought the DuPont Ferrari red (acrylic, base and clear). A friend of mine has working in a body shop when he was younger and told me that the base coat is very thin and don’t covers sanding scratches even from a 800 wet sand paper. They where sanding with 1200-1500 sand paper before base. Also for red and blue (non metallic) they sprayed a layer of white in order to cover any body work on primer that will appear like a shadow on the final base.
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Report this Post02-04-2010 05:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Chris_86GTSend a Private Message to Chris_86GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Getting closer to start working again on the interior...



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Loving the color!
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any more progress on that in dash screen thing that pops up? very interested
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any more progress on that in dash screen thing that pops up? very interested


I will use linear actuators for the pop up mechanism, but it will take some time before I make it and post details… at best late March.
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bump... i must say a very well deserved bump at that!!! Great work. i love fiberglass!
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Here is a sample after sanding the clear coat with 1500 wet sand paper and spraying 3 coats (20% thinner at around 18 Celsius) of clear.

I wasn’t happy with my first try, sprayed two coats of clear and the orange peal was visible, the three coats worked fine for me.



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WOW....looks absolutely beautiful.

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I like the dash idea but i am sure i would be over my head in those wires.
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Last week I was working on the interior; making brackets and trying to figure out how to connect all the parts for a solid and easy assembly. Applied a 3mm closed cell foam pad on the top of the dash (the black think in the photo). The foam will cover all the parts, center console to ECM cover.

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Updates? You posted that you are ready to cover your dash.

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I talked to 5 upholstery shops in my area and I was disappointed because no one could guarantee me that the stitches will be strait and in equal dimensions. They say that the auto industry factories have special sewing machines with a guide, that’s why their sewing is strait. I can’t put this in my car and for now I am still looking to find someone to do the job right.

The only thing left for the ECM cover is to find an open/close mechanism for the door. Maybe I will copy the mechanism from the original.




The fitment isn’t perfect because is just sitting there. When I put the screws it will be ok.


This was sent to the upholstery shop as a guinea pig and the results were disappointing. I wonder what the quality of the job you are getting is; does anyone have pics from his interior so I can see the work done on the stitching?

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This was sent to the upholstery shop as a guinea pig and the results were disappointing. I wonder what the quality of the job you are getting is; does anyone have pics from his interior so I can see the work done on the stitching?


WTF is that? Excited to see the finished product on the interior. Makes me want to do mine. Damn you!
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WTF is that? Excited to see the finished product on the interior. Makes me want to do mine. Damn you!


It isn’t too difficult to find out. I will give you a clue, it’s the back side and where I hold it, is the height of the center air vents
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that dash looks classy!
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It isn’t too difficult to find out. I will give you a clue, it’s the back side and where I hold it, is the height of the center air vents


ooh, ooh.. Is it.. The center Console where your screen and stuffs goes?
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ooh, ooh.. Is it.. The center Console where your screen and stuffs goes?


Yes and more specific it’s the passengers side.
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I have upholstered the top side of the dash with leather and now I have to make adjustments for the Audi vents I bought because they don’t fit. If I don’t make it I will search for other and be careful this time because the Audi vents was chosen in a hurry only looking to pics…

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Yes and more specific it’s the passengers side.


WIN!
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Looks great , and the color choice is a good one , in red :-)

Even in Europe can good things be done.
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Originally posted by Torch-Red87:

Looks great , and the color choice is a good one , in red :-)

Even in Europe can good things be done.


Thanks!
I guess your car is red also?
My color is the Ferrari red.
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And an update....





This weekend I will install the Audi air vents.

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